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Announcing the release of the Couchbase Plug-in for Elasticsearch

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Couchbase is a great fit for interactive web and mobile apps. Many apps, particularly content applications also need full-text search capabilities.  I’m happy to announce that we are extending the capabilities of Couchbase further and are releasing the Couchbase Plug-in for Elasticsearch

This plug-in uses our Cross Data Center Replication functionality and replicates mutations in real time from your Couchbase cluster to your Elasticsearch cluster. Both technologies use native JSON and are distributed systems, and nicely complement each other.

  • Couchbase gives you easy scalability to grow and shrink your cluster without any downtime and low latency access critical for your content and metadata. In addition, you can use the indexing and querying features for light-weight real-time analytics.
  • Elasticsearch has a powerful query DSL and can be used to further extend your application with relevance-based, full-text search, faceted navigation and advanced filtering for building richer apps with real-time analytics.

We have received lots of great feedback for our developer preview and beta releases of the plug-in and hope that now you can integrate these systems in production. You may want to get started by setting it up. Here’s a link to the plug-in

guide: http://www.couchbase.com/docs/couchbase-elasticsearch/index.html

Here are some additional resources for you as well.

Download the plug-in - http://packages.couchbase.com.s3.amazonaws.com/releases/elastic-search-adapter/1.0.0/elasticsearch-transport-couchbase-1.0.0.zip

Step-by-step instructions for installing - http://www.couchbase.com/docs/couchbase-elasticsearch/couchbase-elastic-plugin-install.html

Couchbase plug-in for Elasticsearch page - http://www.couchbase.com/elasticsearch-plug-in

Couchbase plug-in for Elasticsearch datasheet - http://www.couchbase.com/sites/default/files/Couchbase_Server_Plugin_Elasticsearch.pdf

Learn more about Couchbase Serverhttp://www.couchbase.com/couchbase-server/overview

Learn more about Elasticsearch - http://www.elasticsearch.com/

Whitepaper – Powering Content and Metadata Stores using Couchbase and Elasticsearch - http://www.couchbase.com/sites/default/files/uploads/all/whitepapers/Couchbase-Whitepaper-Content-and-Metadata-Stores-with-Elasticsearch.pdf

I hope this helps you plan and get started with your next Content App with Couchbase, whether it’s a metadata store for your product catalog or a third-party data aggregation app for social media.  We’d love to hear your feedback and successes. Do reach  out to us on our mailing list. Good luck!